9 Time Saving Cooking Tips from Chef Paci

As a chef not only I’ve mastered the art of cooking over the years, but I’ve also mastered the way I plan my cooking. Read more to see how you can save time in the kitchen!

Ready to reheat meals are for sure one way to save time and sometimes eat healthy as well. However, we all like to enjoy a meal or two with our family that we like to make from scratch and to achieve that requires hours of planning in advance to save valuable time, money & energy until you get to the point of preparing those meals.

9 Time Saving Tips:


Planning ahead is an important step.

What are some dishes you & your family enjoy? Start there!


Wash all fruits & veggies before putting them away.

This will get rid of any dirt and unwanted bugs that might be holding on to that leaf of lettuce!


Cut up your veggies in advance.

This will save you son much time when you’re putting together dinner.


Invest in a good set of knives.

There is nothing worse than trying to slice a tomato and your knife is just bruising and smushing the tomato instead of cutting it… and always remember a dull knife is always sharp enough to cut your hand, so while you’re struggling to get it to slice something it can easily slice your finger. Always keep them sharp, you’ll thank me!


Stock common items.

Having these staples in your pantry at all times will save you time when making your favorite recipes.


Grow your own kitchen herbs.

Nothing beats this, trust me, nothing! We fancy fresh herbs here at Thyme2Eat, especially thyme! 😉


Frozen vegetables. yes, fresh is better…BUT we all have those times when we pull out that drawer in the refrigerator and that broccoli crown has turned yellow or that bunch of kale has wilted beyond that stage that even your pet bunny won’t enjoy it.

You can always cut up your own veggies and “fresh freeze” them.


Double up cooking portions.

If you’re like me who doesn’t enjoy eating the same thing twice in a row, this method might not work, but it sure saves you a lot of time, money, and the unwanted mess in the kitchen.


Make lunches before you clean up dinner.

I’ve done this for as long as I remember and I’ve kind of spoiled my kids to the point they think school lunch is no good! 😉

What are some time saving tips you’d like to share? Tell us in the comments below, we’d like to hear from you.

Thank you!

Chef Paçi C.